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Coronavirus in Texas

A Houston day care convinced all its workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Now it requires a shot.

While some national companies are requiring employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, mandates have been the exception for businesses in Texas.

Childcare supervisor Amy Davis takes the temperature of three-year-old Nicholas as he is dropped off by his mother Melissa Hurbs at the Museum District Childcare Center in Houston on Sept. 1, 2021.
Director Flavia Souza at the Museum District Childcare Center in Houston on Sept. 1, 2021.
Museum District Childcare Center’s Louvaine Reid comforts a baby on their first day at the center on Sept. 1, 2021. The center still has several COVID-19 protocols in place, such as keeping parents outside and requiring staff to wear masks.
Ryan Bouillet adjusts a bright neon mask on his son’s Remy's face, 3, at the Museum District Childcare Center in Houston on Sept. 1, 2021.

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Vaccine FAQs

  • Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?

  • Should I still get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas?

  • Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot?

Final push

Museum District Childcare Center caregivers Issa Arevalo and Mishelle Acosta take off their masks after hours for a quick photo at the center on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Both women decided to get vaccinated - Arevalo after the loss of a dear friend and Acosta after listening to a parent who is also a doctor - in order to continue working at the center.

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